Fishing Kayak Outfitting Plans, By Chris Ott

As usual, you were right in pointing out that there was some good kayaking left in the month of October. I made two short outings... I also have to rethink how I fish now because of the additional range I have in the W. For starters, I will be researching the techniques Rox mentioned in her most excellent recent outing as well as taking a look at Jeff McGovern's fishing poles.

As usual, you were right in pointing out that there was some good kayaking left in the month of October.
I made two short outings. I promised I would put the W in the cellar when it was time to put the winter attachments on the tractor. Unfortunately this happened this past weekend in anticipation of 16 inches of October snow. So now I am in Winter Project mode where I plan (and dream) of my next W outing. It would be interesting to read what other W owners will be doing during any Winter “down time” (for those of us with this seasonal limitation). I suspect with the recent postings of how easy it is to motorize the W, that this will be on some folk’s lists. I plan to re-glue/replace the PVS piping on my W kayak cart (seen in one of the pictures). I did not use the correct adhesive and it is becoming loose. I also plan to modify the seat/cushion. I’ll either replace or put splints on it so I can position it on the saddle or go with another design. I may not use Kevin’s design because I am not ready for standing that high in the W yet. I also have to rethink how I fish now because of the additional range I have in the W. For starters, I will be researching the techniques Rox mentioned in her most excellent recent outing as well as taking a look at Jeff McGovern’s fishing poles. All in all the planning will be limited by the reality of two kids still in college!

Well, that’s it for now from snowy Central Massachusetts,

Chris

Fall in New England viewed from the W fishing kayak

Fall in New England viewed from the W fishing kayak

Ready to roll the W kayak to the Launch

Ready to Launch a rigged fishing kayak


4 Comments

  1. W kayak

    Thanks Chris,
    16 inches of snow, wow! You guys got hit really hard.
    We had 5 inches, and that was enough to keep us without power for 60 hours 😀
    But as usual, all is forgotten now because the weather is nice again, and New England is so beautiful 🙂
    Yoav

  2. Sparky

    Nice pic!
    Some people still don’t have power…
    I doubt you need an outboard motor for small lakes and rivers. A trolling motor setup should probably be enough.

  3. April

    Beautiful photo, and so New England 🙂
    April

  4. Rox

    Gary, we had 12″ of snow here in Suffield, Ct.

    I just got power restored on Saturday the 5th.

    I’ll have many winter projects going on.

    One will be setting up another W500 for Lisa, with a motor mount, console and sonar.

    Plus, some needed updates to my W500.

    I also have plans on setting up one of my other W300’s with an oar system.

    I haven’t given up on fishing yet, I plan on chasing Smallies on Tuesday.

    Tight Lines and MoPaddle Safe all.
    Rox

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